There’s help on the way for the Levee Street Project in Vincennes.
Bids were finally received last night for the project, but they weren’t quite what officials were expecting!
Four bids were received for the road that is set to run along the Wabash River between the Memorial grounds and Kimmell Park. Levee Superintendent Hunter Pinnell only expected the cost of the project to be in the neighborhood of $255,000. The lowest bid the board received on Wednesday came in at just over $482,000.
Water Utilities General Manager Kirk Bouchie appeared before the Vincennes Redevelopment Commission Thursday morning, asking for more financial assistance. Bouchie noted that the USB has agreed to up their commitment to the project from $50,000 to $100,000. Bouchie also said he had spoken with officials at Vincennes University, who now own Kimmell Park. According to Bouchie, VU has pledged $100,000 towards the project.
Bouchie requested that the RDC also boost their contribution from $200,000 to $300,000. Members of the Commission unanimously agreed to increase their commitment, saying that they wanted to see the project completed.
With the proper funds committed, the USB has taken the bids they have received under advisement.